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Samantha Bee Laughs at the Mad Scramble to Blame Prioritizing Identity Politics for Trump’s Presidency

As a panicking Democrat living in Trump’s America, it might feel tempting to throw the rights of minority groups to the dogs and focus exclusively on economic issues. It’s also tempting to abandon civilization and go live naked in the woods, but you’re not going to do that either. (You don’t know any of the leaves you shouldn’t eat.) On last night’s Full Frontal, Samantha Bee analyzed the backlash against “identity politics,” which sure seems like a negative rebranding of “civil rights” to her. If you’re still hoping to discard conversations about equality after watching the clip, think of it this way: For the next four years, all Democrats will share a common identity as people constantly on the verge of a heart attack every time they read the news.

Samantha Bee Talks Identity Politics Post-Trump